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From: "Paul Redden" <>
Subject: PERKINS-- NH to DE to Kent co. MD
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 01:37:41 -0400


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I took the liberty of running the NEHGS article through OCR software so =
I can send it out. As it may be of interest to other's on the list and =
is not too long I will post it to everyone. NOTE: OCR software has a =
tendancy to mis-translate letters and words, especially names. As this =
can change meanings please check with original magazine at most =
libraries or purchase individual back copies or the 9 CD set (1847-1994) =
directly from the NEHGS. =
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483 =
1893.] Notes and Queries.

REPLIES.

PERKINS OF HAMPTON, N. H.-In the RRGI5TER for 1858 (xli., 82), there is =
an account of the family of Isaac and Susanna Perkins of Hampton, who =
were the parents of the following children: Lydia, m. 17 Oct. 1659, to =
Eliakim Wardhall; Isaac, drowned 1661; Jacob, m. 30 Dec. 1669, Mary =
Philibrook; Rebecca, m. 21 Sept. 1659, John Huazey; Darn el, d. 1662; =
Caleb, m. 24 April 1677, Bethiah Philibrook; Benjamin, d. 1670; Susan, =
m. Isaac Buswell and William Fuller; Hannah, m. 1 Dec. 1674, James =
philibrook; Mary, m. Isaac Chase; Ebenezer, rn. Mary; Joseph, m. Martha. =
Some uncertainty appeared as to Lydia, Rebecca and Caleb being children =
of the above Isaac.

Jacob's children were, Isaac, b. 1671; Jacob, b. 1674; ?Alice, m. John =
Marden, 1699; Mary, b. 1678; Benjamin, b. 1693.

Ebenezer's children were, Daniel, b. 1685; Abigail, b. 1687; Jonathan, =
b. 1691. Joseph and Martha had Joseph, b. 1689; John, b. 1691; Caleb, b. =
1693. The later history of these three brothers appears to have been =
unknown.

The following facts may serve to throw some light on the family history:

Eliakim and Lydia Wardell, after sharing in the persecutions experienced =
by many of the Quakers, removed to Monmouth Co., N. J., prior to 1670. =
John Hussey, "late of Hamp Town in New Hampshire, near piscatoway in New =
England," by deed of 1 July 1695, purchased 340 acres of land near New =
Castle, Del., and here he died In 1707. His mother-in-law probably =
accompanied him to the Delaware, as we find that administration on the =
estate of Susanna Perkins was granted 17 July 1699, to John Hussey, =
principai creditor.

Ebenezer and Joseph Perkins, both late of New England, husbaudmen, were =
purchasers of land in Brandywine hundred, New Castle county, on =
Delaware, by deeds dated Oct.14, 1693. The will of Ebenezer Perkins, of =
the county of New Castle, husbaudman, is dated 20 July 1703, and proven =
16 Sept. following. To his youngest sons, Isaac and Ebenezer, he gave =
all his real estate; to eldest son, Daniel, =A330; to daughters Abigail =
and Elizabeth Perkins, =A315 each, to be paid by Isaac and Ebenezer =
after the sons became of age; sons Jonathan and David to be bound =
apprentices to some trade. There seems to be some confusion as to =
whether his wife's name was Marcy (Mercy) or Mary, as may also be =
noticed in tile Hampton records. The sons Isaac and Ebenezer sold the =
land inherited from their father, to Thomas Cartmell, in 1725. In =
Hanson's "Old Kent of Maryland," there is considerable Perkins =
genealogy, beginning with Daniel, m. Susanna Starton, 1715, and David, =
m. 1723, Sarah Reding. They are said to have been Quakers from Wales, =
but they were doubtless the sons of Ebenezer of New Castle county; =
Daniel having a son of that name.

The will of Joseph Perkins, dated 4th of 11th mo. (Jan.) 1706-7, and =
proven

19 Aug. 1707, gave to oldest son Joseph all the real estate, he paying =
legacies to

the other children, John, Caleb, Humphrey, Joshua, Mary and Martha. In =
1724

Joseph, Jr. sold the land to Caleb Perkins, blackslnith, who m. 1721, =
Ann

Beakes.

Isaac Perkins, doubtless the son of Ebenezer, m. about 1723, Mary, dan. =
of Charles Booth, and removed to the Shenandoah, Va., where the most of =
their fourteen children were born.

Oct.28, 1693, Isaac Marriott of Burlington, New Jersey, merchant, =
conveyed about 330 acres of land on the Delaware river, below =
Burlington, to Jacob

484 Notes and Queries. Oct.

Perkins of Burlington county, planter, for =A3105. This land Jacob =
divided in 1711, amongst his three sons, Isaac (the eldest), Jacob and =
Benjamin, reserving a life interest therein, and while no will or =
administration appear, circumstances point to 1731 as about the time of =
his death. Prior to this his son Isaac had removed to Kent county, Md., =
where he died in or before 1746, leaving a son Wright Perkins. It is =
conjectured that Isaac married Elizabeth Wright, dau. of Joshna and =
Elizabeth (Empson) Wright, b. 1670. Robert Powell and Mary Perkins were =
married at the house of Thomas Revell, in Burlington, 10 Dec. 1696. =
Isaac, Jacob and Elizabeth Perkins were among the witnesses. The =
suppositional Alice, who married John Marden in 1699, doubtless belonged =
to some other branch of the family. The birth of Benjamin in 1693 looks =
questionable, both from the lapse of time after the birth of his sister, =
and from the fact that in the churchyard of St. Mary's P. E. Church at =
Burlington we find the tombstone of a Benjamin Perkins, who d. 5 July =
1755, aged 73 years. His wife, Elinor Cox, to whom he was married about =
13 June 1731, d. 27 Oct. 1781, aged 74 years.

The records of St. Mary's contain the baptisms of Isaac, Jacob, Benjamin =
and Mary Perkins, 20 Nov. 1703. Hannah, dan. of Jacob, Jr. and Sarah, =
was bapt. 7 Sept. 1710, and Bathsheba, her sister (who had the same name =
as one of the daughters of John Hussey), 26 July 1719. Jacob, Jr. died =
about Dec., 1731, and in his will names his chfldren, Abraham ~eldest =
son), Rebecca, David, Mary, Ann, Susanna, Hannah, Sarah, Bersheba, =
Martha. David died about three months after his father, unmarried.

Benjamin Perkins is supposed to have been the father of Major Jacob =
Perkins of Wellingborough township, Burlington county, who died 6 Oct. =
1792, aged 61 years, 26 days.

There was a William Perkins of Alloways Creek, Salem county, N.J., who =
died 1729, leaving wife Mary, and chfldren, Mary, m. to James Vance, =
Matthew, Jane, Susanna, David, John and Ann Perkins.

William Perkins, a passenger to Burlington, N.J., on the Kent, 1677, =
died at sea, leaving wife Mary, and children Thomas, Mary and Abigail. =
The son died without issue in 1694, and was inherited by his sisters, =
Mary, wife of Henry Grubb, and Abigail, wife of Thomas Raper. This =
William was from Selby in Leicestershire, the son of Thomas Perkins, a =
Baptist minister, and grandson of Rev. William Perkins, of a well known =
family.

The writer would be pleased to know whether any thing further has been =
discovered as to the antecedents of Isaac and Susanna Perkins of =
Hampton; whether their grandson, Benjamin Perkins, was certainly born in =
1693, and whether the births of the sixteen children of John and Rebecca =
Hussey are of

record. GILBERT COPE.

West Chester, Pa.

Paul Redden

View my family history & antique photo page at:
http://users.inna.net/~redden

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<P><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I took the liberty of running the =
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through OCR software so I can send it out.&nbsp; As it may be of =
interest to=20
other's on the list and is not too long I will post it to =
everyone.&nbsp; NOTE:=20
OCR software has a tendancy to mis-translate letters and words, =
especially=20
names.&nbsp; As this can change meanings please check with original =
magazine at=20
most libraries or purchase individual back copies or the 9 CD set =
(1847-1994)=20
directly from the=20
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1893.] <I>Notes and Queries.</I></P>
<P align=3Dcenter>REPLIES.</P><B>
<P>PERKINS </B>OF HAMPTON, N. H.-In the RRGI5TER for 1858 (xli., 82), =
there is=20
an account of the family of Isaac and Susanna Perkins of Hampton, who =
were the=20
parents of the following children: Lydia, m. 17 Oct. 1659, to Eliakim =
Wardhall;=20
Isaac, drowned 1661; Jacob, m. 30 Dec. 1669, Mary Philibrook; Rebecca, =
m. 21=20
Sept. 1659, John Huazey; Darn el, d. 1662; Caleb, m. 24 April 1677, =
Bethiah=20
Philibrook; Benjamin, d. 1670; Susan, m. Isaac Buswell and William =
Fuller;=20
Hannah, m. 1 Dec. 1674, James philibrook; Mary, m. Isaac Chase; =
Ebenezer, rn.=20
Mary; Joseph, m. Martha. Some uncertainty appeared as to Lydia, Rebecca =
and=20
Caleb being children of the above Isaac.</P>
<P>Jacob's children were, Isaac, b. 1671; Jacob, b. 1674; ?Alice, m. =
John=20
Marden, 1699; Mary, b. 1678; Benjamin, b. 1693.</P>
<P>Ebenezer's children were, Daniel, b. 1685; Abigail, b. 1687; =
Jonathan, b.=20
1691. Joseph and Martha had Joseph, b. 1689; John, b. 1691; Caleb, b. =
1693. The=20
later history of these three brothers appears to have been unknown.</P>
<P>The following facts may serve to throw some light on the family =
history:</P>
<P>Eliakim and Lydia Wardell, after sharing in the persecutions =
experienced by=20
many of the Quakers, removed to Monmouth Co., N. J., prior to 1670. John =
Hussey,=20
"late of Hamp Town in New Hampshire, near piscatoway in New =
England,"=20
by deed of 1 July 1695, purchased 340 acres of land near New Castle, =
Del., and=20
here he died In 1707. His mother-in-law probably accompanied him to the=20
Delaware, as we find that administration on the estate of Susanna =
Perkins was=20
granted 17 July 1699, to John Hussey, principai creditor.</P>
<P>Ebenezer and Joseph Perkins, both late of New England, husbaudmen, =
were=20
purchasers of land in Brandywine hundred, New Castle county, on =
Delaware, by=20
deeds dated Oct.14, 1693. The will of Ebenezer Perkins, of the county of =
New=20
Castle, husbaudman, is dated 20 July 1703, and proven 16 Sept. =
following. To his=20
youngest sons, Isaac and Ebenezer, he gave all his real estate; to =
eldest son,=20
Daniel, &pound;30; to daughters Abigail and Elizabeth Perkins, &pound;15 =
each,=20
to be paid by Isaac and Ebenezer after the sons became of age; sons =
Jonathan and=20
David to be bound apprentices to some trade. There seems to be some =
confusion as=20
to whether his wife's name was Marcy (Mercy) or Mary, as may also be =
noticed in=20
tile Hampton records. The sons Isaac and Ebenezer sold the land =
inherited from=20
their father, to Thomas Cartmell, in 1725. In Hanson's "Old Kent of =

Maryland," there is considerable Perkins genealogy, beginning with =
Daniel,=20
m. Susanna Starton, 1715, and David, m. 1723, Sarah Reding. They are =
said to=20
have been Quakers from Wales, but they were doubtless the sons of =
Ebenezer of=20
New Castle county; Daniel having a son of that name.</P>
<P>The will of Joseph Perkins, dated 4th of 11th mo. (Jan.) 1706-7, and=20
proven</P>
<P>19 Aug. 1707, gave to oldest son Joseph all the real estate, he =
paying=20
legacies to</P>
<P>the other children, John, Caleb, Humphrey, Joshua, Mary and Martha. =
In=20
1724</P>
<P>Joseph, Jr. sold the land to Caleb Perkins, blackslnith, who m. 1721, =
Ann</P>
<P>Beakes.</P>
<P>Isaac Perkins, doubtless the son of Ebenezer, m. about 1723, Mary, =
dan. of=20
Charles Booth, and removed to the Shenandoah, Va., where the most of =
their=20
fourteen children were born.</P>
<P>Oct.28, 1693, Isaac Marriott of Burlington, New Jersey, merchant, =
conveyed=20
about 330 acres of land on the Delaware river, below Burlington, to =
Jacob</P>
<P>&nbsp;</P>
<P>&nbsp;</P>
<P>&nbsp;</P>
<P>484&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <I>Notes and=20
Queries.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp=
;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;=20
</I>Oct.</P>
<P>Perkins of Burlington county, planter, for &pound;105. This land =
Jacob=20
divided in 1711, amongst his three sons, Isaac (the eldest), Jacob and =
Benjamin,=20
reserving a life interest therein, and while no will or administration =
appear,=20
circumstances point to 1731 as about the time of his death. Prior to =
this his=20
son Isaac had removed to Kent county, Md., where he died in or before =
1746,=20
leaving a son Wright Perkins. It is conjectured that Isaac married =
Elizabeth=20
Wright, dau. of Joshna and Elizabeth (Empson) Wright, b. 1670. Robert =
Powell and=20
Mary Perkins were married at the house of Thomas Revell, in Burlington, =
10 Dec.=20
1696. Isaac, Jacob and Elizabeth Perkins were among the witnesses. The=20
suppositional Alice, who married John Marden in 1699, doubtless belonged =
to some=20
other branch of the family. The birth of Benjamin in 1693 looks =
questionable,=20
both from the lapse of time after the birth of his sister, and from the =
fact=20
that in the churchyard of St. Mary's P. E. Church at Burlington we find =
the=20
tombstone of a Benjamin Perkins, who d. 5 July 1755, aged 73 years. His =
wife,=20
Elinor Cox, to whom he was married about 13 June 1731, d. 27 Oct. 1781, =
aged 74=20
years.</P>
<P>The records of St. Mary's contain the baptisms of Isaac, Jacob, =
Benjamin and=20
Mary Perkins, 20 Nov. 1703. Hannah, dan. of Jacob, Jr. and Sarah, was =
bapt. 7=20
Sept. 1710, and Bathsheba, her sister (who had the same name as one of =
the=20
daughters of John Hussey), 26 July 1719. Jacob, Jr. died about Dec., =
1731, and=20
in his will names his chfldren, Abraham ~eldest son), Rebecca, David, =
Mary, Ann,=20
Susanna, Hannah, Sarah, Bersheba, Martha. David died about three months =
after=20
his father, unmarried.</P>
<P>Benjamin Perkins is supposed to have been the father of Major Jacob =
Perkins=20
of Wellingborough township, Burlington county, who died 6 Oct. 1792, =
aged 61=20
years, 26 days.</P>
<P>There was a William Perkins of Alloways Creek, Salem county, N.J., =
who died=20
1729, leaving wife Mary, and chfldren, Mary, m. to James Vance, Matthew, =
Jane,=20
Susanna, David, John and Ann Perkins.</P>
<P>William Perkins, a passenger to Burlington, N.J., on the Kent, 1677, =
died at=20
sea, leaving wife Mary, and children Thomas, Mary and Abigail. The son =
died=20
without issue in 1694, and was inherited by his sisters, Mary, wife of =
Henry=20
Grubb, and Abigail, wife of Thomas Raper. This William was from Selby in =

Leicestershire, the son of Thomas Perkins, a Baptist minister, and =
grandson of=20
Rev. William Perkins, of a well known family.</P>
<P>The writer would be pleased to know whether any thing further has =
been=20
discovered as to the antecedents of Isaac and Susanna Perkins of =
Hampton;=20
whether their grandson, Benjamin Perkins, was certainly born in 1693, =
and=20
whether the births of the sixteen children of John and Rebecca Hussey =
are of</P>
<P>record. GILBERT COPE.</P>
<P>West Chester, Pa.</P>
<P>&nbsp;</P>
<P>&nbsp;</P>
<P>&nbsp;</P></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Paul Redden<BR><A=20
href=3D"mailto:"></A><BR>View my family =
history=20
& antique photo page at:<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://users.inna.net/~redden">http://users.inna.net/~redden</A><;=
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